Written by: Jay H. According to a new report from a Canadian international managed service provider, manufactured goods producers were the biggest ransomware targets in the first half of 2021. In the recent report issued by the Herjavec Group, 39 percent of victims listed on the data leak websites run by ransomware groups broadly fell into the manufactured goods category.
Written by: Jay H. If you’ve paid any attention to recent news, you’ve likely seen ransomware stories dominating major headlines. The Colonial Pipeline cyber attack is just one example of the devastation a cyberattack can cause. However, many small-medium business (SMB) owners still don’t consider themselves to be at risk despite the abundance of cyberattacks. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further
Written by: Jay H. According to a new report released by the FBI, cybercrimes cost Americans over $4.8 billion last year. In its annual Internet Crime Report, the organization announced that it received over 791,790 reports of suspected cybercrime. Alarmingly, this number is a 69% increase in total complaints from 2019. The top three crimes reported by victims were phishing scams (241,342),
It’s officially tax-filing season, one of the most stressful times of the year. To make matters worse, scammers are on the prowl trying to trick taxpayers into divulging personal information through phone, email, text message, and mail. Here are some of the ways scammers are trying to defraud you and how you can protect yourself. By Phone Have you received
Written by: Jay H. Ransomware entails an attacker infesting their victim’s computer with malware that encrypts their data. Then, the hacker forces the victim to pay a ransom or risk losing the data forever. Once thought of as a rare event, ransomware is becoming increasingly common and costing organizations billions. Now, hackers are more commonly threatening to expose the company’s
Written by: Jay H. Ask anyone what the most notable story was for 2020, and they will likely tell you it was the coronavirus global pandemic. However, a massive digital transformation also took place, with cybercrime rates spiking to all-time highs. Cybercriminals directed ransomware attacks at sensitive industries such as health care, education, and government institutes. Unfortunately, these attacks show
Written by: Jay H. Computer viruses do more than only slow down your computer – they can impact your PC’s functions, download more malware, spread to other computers, and delete or steal your files. So, learn how to tell if your computer has a virus and how to prevent them from infecting your PC in the first place. Types Of